In a shocking demonstration of liberal bias, ignorance, and outright shamefulness, New York Times writer Wajahat Ali got on his high horse to accuse Rep. Dan Crenshaw of somehow lacking in patriotism, despite the fact that Crenshaw fought bravely for his country while Ali was helping (checks notes) Al Jazeera America get off the ground.
Making matters worse, Ali attacked Crenshaw based on a completely fallacious premise that he could have corrected with only a few seconds of research. But apparently that’s too much to expect from today’s mainstream media journalists.
Ali’s Twitter remarks came in the context of a story you probably saw. Former late night comedian Jon Stewart was on Capitol Hill testifying on behalf of first responders who have suffered ailments in the years since 9/11. Stewart’s rage was palpable as he told lawmakers that these first responders did their jobs 18 years ago – “Do yours!” he yelled.
Stewart’s politics are a little…well, you know…but his passion for getting these firefighters the compensation they need is commendable. What’s not so commendable is Ali and other liberals using Stewart’s activism as an excuse to bash Republicans – particularly Republicans who have done more for this country than they will ever think of doing in their lifetimes. Unless advocating for various Islamic causes counts as patriotism. Hint: It doesn’t.
“Anytime a Republican says they are ‘patriots’ ask them if they voted to fund the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. You know who’s for it? Ilhan Omar. You know who hasn’t sponsored it? Dan Crenshaw. @DanCrenshawTX, I hope you do the right thing. If not, why aren’t you?” Ali tweeted.
Crenshaw destroyed him in a single sentence.
“Hey ‘journalist,’ maybe you should check your facts. I am a co-sponsor. Nice try though,” he wrote.
Crenshaw also posted an x-ray of his head that shows the intense injury he sustained while fighting terrorists in the Middle East – an injury that cost him the use of his eye.
Ali wisely deleted his tweet, but we hope that his followers do not soon forget the day he decided to attack a wounded war veteran over his patriotism.